Hunt, Andy, Wanderley, Marcelo M.

2002

Mapping Performer Parameters to Synthesis Engines

Organised Sound: Vol. 7, no. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 97-108.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Mapping Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques

Abstract:

This article considers the issues involved in the design of electronic and computer interfaces, specifically mapping - the designed link between an instrument’s playing interface and its sound source. It defines the problem area, reviews the literature, and gives examples of specific system mappings. A general model is presented, with the aim of providing a framework for future discussions on what makes an effective mapping. Several guidelines for mapping strategies are given, based on existing work.